911: Lone Star

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ 1×06 Review: “Friends Like These”

This episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Friends Like These” focused on friendships, both within the firehouse and the cases of the week.  I have to say I really loved this episode since friendships are usually my favorite parts of television shows.

At the beginning of “Friends Like These” the team must rescue two women who have managed to trap their car under a truck.  The driver of the car fades quickly and things don’t look good until the other passenger, her friend, volunteers to donate blood even though it’s risky.  This blood transfusion saves the woman’s life.  What a selfless act and a true show of friendship.

Later in the episode it’s revealed that Mateo has one last chance to pass his final academy exam.  Owen wants Marjan to be Mateo’s study buddy, and she enlists the entire team to help.  I love that everyone pitched in and not only recorded parts of the test for Mateo to listen to but also quizzed him throughout the episode.  Even though Mateo was super stressed and things looked bleak for a while, he ends up scoring a 92 and passing the exam! 

Everyone truly cared about Mateo and helping him, and it was great to see. Marjan especially stepped up to help her friend.  The 126 is starting to become a real family, and I love the relationships that are developing between all the team members.

You know what I didn’t love this week?  Billy.  Judd warns Owen that Billy doesn’t like him, and even though it seemed like Billy warmed up to him at the card game, I still thought something was off.  Michelle even warned Owen that Billy likes to win. 

It turns out Michelle was right, and Billy blabs about Owen’s cancer to Chief Redford.  Billy never actually cared about Owen or bonding with him.  He just wants Owen’s job.  Ugh.  I’m honestly afraid for Owen now and his job.  He’s the leader of this firehouse, and if he loses his job what will happen to everyone else?

Other Thoughts:

  • I know the guy was unconscious and it wasn’t a laughing matter, but I still couldn’t help but find it hilarious that the guy inhaled his friend’s remains.  Luckily, Grace was a badass as usual and saved his life.
  • Dogs really are man’s best friend.  It was amazing that the dog led the team to his owner who was trapped under farm machinery.  The dog saved his life.

Favorite Quotes:

“People perform at a higher level when they feel valued.”

“Male pattern baldness does not have to be your destiny.”

“Judd tells me this guy spends more time in front of the mirror than Faith Hill.”

“You know you have really big muscles?” “Trust me, he knows.”

What did you think about this week’s episode of 9-1-1 Lone Star?  I thought this was one of the best episodes so far, even though I could have done without Billy.

Agree?  Disagree?  What did you think of “Friends Like These”?  Share with us in the comments below.

9-1-1: Lone Star airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.

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